Spokane Journal of Business

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Wells & Co. might save Fairmont

Spokane developer and architect Ron Wells says Wells & Co., which he heads, is close to buying the Fairmont Apartments building downtown and hopes to convert the gutted six-story structure into an upscale office building with retail space on the by...

Hico Village complex planned on Barker Road

Construction of a third Hico Village in the Spokane area is expected to get under way this month at 1201 N. Barker, says John Tonani, a partner in P&T Partners, the Spokane company that owns and develops the retail and fueling centers.Tonani to...

Big retailer, mall owner close to deal

Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc., a New Jersey-based home merchandise and furnishings retailer, is close to securing space at Franklin Park Mall for its first store in the Spokane area, says Lance Taylor, a Dallas-based development partner with P.OB. & &...

World Wide Packets plans to open office in Portland

World Wide Packets Inc., a Spokane start-up company thats developing and plans to manufacture gigabit networking equipment, is planning to open an engineering office in Portland, Ore., and also expects to double its employment here within the six...

Two companies will build near I-90 in Post Falls park

Two Kootenai County companies, Bella Granite & Marble Inc. and Quality Stoves & Pellets Inc., plan to move their operations to separate new buildings they will construct in the Interstate Business Park, on the north side of Interstate 90 in Post &...

Navy’s Bayview project to get under way in July

Construction will begin in July on a $10 million laboratory-and-office building at the U.S. Navys acoustic-research detachment in Bayview, Idaho.WPC Inc., of Gig Harbor, Wash., is the primary contractor for the design-build project, says Cmdr....

Sandpoint golf resort getting big renovation

Hidden Lakes Golf Resort, located just outside of Sandpoint, Idaho, is undergoing a $5.5 million expansion and renovation project that includes construction of a new clubhouse, reconstruction of four golf holes, and work on the first phase of a in...

MSC plans expansion on North Side

MSC incorporated as Premera Blue Cross, one of Eastern Washingtons biggest health insurers, has leased the entire third floor of the nearly completed Northpointe Office Building on Spokanes North Side for expansion of its operations here.The...

Public Facilities exec resigns after 10 years

Kris Mote, executive director of the Spokane Public Facilities District, which owns the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, has resigned after 10 years with the district.Motes departure and growing public interest in other roles the district take...

Links mementos, Egyptian style

A few years ago, commercial builder Jim Elmer gave good friend Ken Scott some scrap wood for a nebulous experiment, and Scott more than returned the favor by creating what would become the foundation of a new business venture for the two long-time...

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